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“It's grimy but cheap. Been here for months.”
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High Desert Inn
Ranked #22 of 29 Hotels in Elko
Reviewed 17 June 2011

I am in Elko on extended business, and have been staying at the High Desert. It's grimy, and smelly, because smoking is allowed in the hallways. The interior of the hotel tends to stay dirty, but I'll blame the plethora of mining/pipeline/construction workers that track mud and dust constantly (including myself). The staff is very friendly, and like another reviewer said, the place would be lovely if it were just kept up, and were more strict with their guests, i.e. people not picking up after their dogs, or leaving trash and spitting (yes, spitting) in the hallways. The fitness center is small, and I don't like that the hotel sells day passes for the pool, so the place is always packed with children. The rooms are grimy as well, but with the quality of guests they serve, they would have to remodel after each one. Its cheap and convenient enough for the average worker, with its bar/fitness cent/pool, and its location by the highway. I would not recommend it for a family with young children, though. I wouldn't want my kids touching any surface in that place. BTW the internet is nonexistent at the moment. Bring your aircards.

Room Tip: First floor. Outdoor access.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

Staff at front desk was very nice and it was nice that they had a room after we had checked several other places in town. Room was large, clean, and we definitely would stay there again. Morning Staff recommended a great restaurant for breakfast down the street (sorry I forgot the name, it was part of a hotel down the street). Would definitely stay here again if ever again passing through Elko.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2010

It was a stopover on a road trip. It was cheap, the room was clean, and the staff was very friendly. The indoor pool area was decent. For a last minute booking without knowing much, it's hard to complain.

Would I go back, no. but that's more an indictment of Elko than the High Desert Inn. The whole town seemed grungy and depressing.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2010

The hotel was nice, clean and comfortable....but the housekeeping staff stole money from one of our rooms! If you stay, be very diligent in watching your valuables!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 May 2010

My wife made reservations for three rooms a month in advance after being shown a room. Our reservation started a day earlier than the other two. When we arrived it was for two doubles, not a king like we had asked for. We had to change that but because of the error the new room was on the opposite side of the building, away from our other rooms. It did not have either a microwave or refrigerator like the one my wife was shown and told ours would have. Half of the lamps had no electrical outlet into which one could plug them; the cord just ended at bare wall. Forget about trying to find a place to plug in a laptop, charge cell phones, printers, or Bluetooths. We had to buy an extension outlet strip and hook these devices up in the sink area with the hair dryer. An electrician's nightmare right with the sink and water. Each morning at 7:00 a.m. we were awakened by a tile saw screeching twenty feet from our window. The first morning it was stereophonic with a lawnmower a mere ten feet away. The television was so old and dim I could recall two sets I had given away in better shape. They do not have a business center or printer availible. We had one packet of coffee in three daYs. Three times we had to get new door lock cards because the old ones weouldn't. Are you considering this motel; don't even think about it.

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Additional Information about High Desert Inn

Address: 3015 E Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801
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Region: United States > Nevada > Elko
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #22 of 29 Hotels in Elko
Price Range: ₹ 3,363 - ₹ 5,045 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — High Desert Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All The Comforts of Home. All The Convenience You Want. Whether business or pleasure, High Desert Inn offers the kind of amenities that make you feel right at home. • FREE Wireless High-Speed Internet • Flat Screen TV's • Bright, clean, comfortable decor • Fully-Equipped Fitness Center • Indoor Pool & Spa • Variety of Business Services • Free Courtesy Shuttle • Next door to Elko's Best Casinos & Restaurants at Red Lion & Gold Country! • Starbucks next door at Red Lion Hotel & Casino So if you're traveling through Northern Nevada, to or from Twin Falls, Salt Lake City, or Reno, this is the perfect place to stop a night... Or two. ... more   less 
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